Usagi Tsukino (月野 うさぎ, Tsukino Usagi) is the guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon (セーラームーン, Seeraa Muun). Originally from a prosperous civilization on the Moon known as the Moon Kingdom, she was reborn on Earth and re-awoke as the leader of the Sailor Senshi.
- 1 Nomenclature & Etymology
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Personality
- 4 Information
- 5 Sailor Guardian Info
- 6 Transformation Phrases
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Trivia
Nomenclature & Etymology
Usagi is written in the hiragana spelling of the Japanese word for "rabbit" (うさぎ, Usagi)
Tsukino, The kanji of Tsuki (月) translates to "moon" while the kanji for no (野) translates to "field" or "civilian". The syllable no (の) also indicates possession, so while the literal translation of her family name could be "moon field" or "moon civilian", others may translate it as "of the moon."
Her full name, when said in the Japanese naming-order, Tsukino Usagi, gives two additional puns: No-Usagi (野うさぎ), meaning "wild rabbit"; and Tsuki no Usagi (月のうさぎ), meaning "Rabbit of the Moon". The latter derives from an Asian folktale about a rabbit that is said to reside on the Moon.
Naoko Takeuchi included many occultist arts to finely detail each character. For Usagi, these things include:
- Pearl - Purity, humility, and innocence.
- Alexandrite - Believed to strengthen intuition, aid creativity and inspire imagination.
- Moonstone - Love, passion, fertility and great luck.
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer - Tenacious, highly imaginative, loyal, emotional, sympathetic, persuasive; Moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative, insecure.
Usagi has blue eyes and long golden hair that she wears in odango.
The outfit that Usagi usually wears is a light blue middle school uniform (which later became her iconic everyday outfit), which has a blue sailor collar with two white stripes. She has a red ribbon on the front of her uniform, which she ties her magical locket to. She has a white school top with blue sleeves that have white stripes on, like the collar. In the summer, she wears a white top with short puffy sleeves. She has a blue pleated skirt with a blue ribbon on the back. She usually wears white socks and black cross-strap Mary Jane shoes.
Sailor Moon’s original uniform consists of a white leotard with a blue-collar that has three stripes on it, white gloves, light yellow shoulder pads, and a blue skirt, along with a red bow on the chest and at the back. She also wore a pair of red knee-high boots with a white border at the triangular top and crescent moons, gold earrings consisting of stars with a crescent moon beneath, white-bordered red circular hairpieces (one on each odango), feather barrettes in her hair, and a choker with a golden crescent moon on it with a clip that is similar to her transformation brooch attached to it. Her brooch is worn in the middle of her chest bow, along with a mask that disappeared in Act 16. Her tiara has changed a few times as it did in the manga; at first, it was a golden tiara with a red gem in its center. It later disappeared after she threw it at Jadeite in Act 3. A new one appeared in Act 4 which looked like the old one, but the gem in the center was bigger. After she met Sailor Venus in Act 8, the tiara changed into a crescent moon with a gem in the middle.
As Super Sailor Moon, her uniform almost completely changed; she has two wing-like barrettes in her hair, her earrings are no longer dangling moons, but simply crescent moons affixed to her ears. Her choker is yellow with a red heart in the center. The stripes on her collar change from white to yellow and her shoulder pads are translucent and more wing-like in shape. The back waist bow becomes long, white and billowy with a yellow belt around her waist. However, the most obvious change is her skirt; it is now white with a yellow and blue border at the bottom. In the manga, there were more noticeable changes; her collar is blue in front and yellow in the back, the colors blended into each other over her shoulders. Instead of two different-colored stripes at the bottom of her skirt, the colors seem to blend into each other, creating a subtle transition from yellow to blue.
Main Page: Princess Serenity
Princess Serenity was the previous life of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. While Usagi is shown to have abundant powers as Sailor Moon and her future self, Neo-Queen Serenity, Princess Serenity did not have any significant powers.
Main Page: Neo-Queen Serenity
Neo-Queen Serenity is Usagi Tsukino’s future self; she is the Queen of Crystal Tokyo and the Earth, she has been shown to have strong powers. Eternal Sailor Moon is closest to this form.
Usagi's is very much a crybaby. She is also considered lazy, clumsy, as well as an academic-underachiever. She was also a terrible cook, as shown several times during the series. She was also shown to be easily made jealous and possessive of Mamoru.
However, it was shown that she cared very deeply for her friends and family. She is very trusting, and believes that everyone has a better true nature; this could be seen as both a character strength and a character flaw at times. She did not believe in killing humans, even when they had been transformed into vicious monsters, and always sought ways to heal them instead.
Throughout the series, Usagi matured a great deal although she was still prone to some childish behavior and bouts of silliness; she became a capable young woman.
Usagi was the oldest of two siblings and lived with her parents, Kenji and Ikuko Tsukino, and her younger brother, Shingo Tsukino. She lived an average life with her friends, Naru, Umino, Yumiko, and Kuri.
The Dark Kingdom arc
In the 1st episode, 14-year-old Usagi is first seen sound asleep and dreaming of a princess and a prince. Her slumber is disturbed, however, as she is woken up by an alarm clock.
She realizes that she is late and hurries to get ready and leave. After leaving her home, she hurries to school and accidentally steps on a black cat. She picks it up and peels off the band-aids on its forehead. Usagi stares at the cat until she hears the school bell and leaves.
Black Moon arc
At the beginning of the 2nd season, Usagi enjoys her first real date with Mamoru but is pushed aside by the collision of a young girl with bubblegum pink hair who "kisses" her boyfriend instead.
She is even more shocked when the girl introduces herself as "Usagi" and demands that she hand over the Silver Crystal she has in her possession. Before she can get any more answers out of her, the girl runs off. In the end, she later finds that the girl is Chibiusa and she is from the future to try to save her mother.
In the beginning, Usagi meets Haruka Tenou and sees Michiru Kaiou together with Mamoru. When numerous attacks are leading to the Mugen Academy, she later learns of the Outer Sailor Guardians' different duties. She aids all Sailor Guardians to defeat the enemy.
Sailor Moon Eternal, Part 1
Sailor Moon Eternal, Part 2
Sailor Guardian Info
Usagi can transform into a "Sailor Guardian" by wearing a special device (usually a brooch) and shouting a special command that activates the device.
- Moon Prism Power, Make Up
- Moon Crystal Power, Make Up
- Moon Cosmic Power, Make Up
- Moon Crisis, Make Up
- Supersonic Waves
- Moon Tiara Boomerang
- Moon Twilight Flash
- Moon Healing Escalation
- Moon Princess Halation
- Moon Spiral Heart Attack
Super Sailor Moon
- Rainbow Moon Heartache
- Rainbow Double Moon Heartache (with Super Sailor Chibi Moon)
- Moon Gorgeous Meditation
- During the confrontation with Death Phantom in Sailor Moon Crystal, despite being in her Sailor form, he refers to her as the Queen of the Moon.